Arts and Entertainment

CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
CVAC has arts camps for kids in August with leaders Victoria Blouin, left and Taylor McClement. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council named a new board of directors at their annual general meeting in June, 2020. (submitted)
Harold C. Joe, (pictured) a documentary filmmaker and a member of Cowichan Tribes, and production company Drama Camp Productions are making a documentary about the Valley’s famous Chief Tzouhalem. (File photo)

Documentary on legendary Chief Tzouhalem to be filmed in Cowichan

Film is the latest project by Drama Camp Productions

Harold C. Joe, (pictured) a documentary filmmaker and a member of Cowichan Tribes, and production company Drama Camp Productions are making a documentary about the Valley’s famous Chief Tzouhalem. (File photo)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
Michelle Lancaster is the new vice president of the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery Society. (submitted)
Murray Hatfield and Teresa will be presenting their annual show for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department online this year. (murrayhatfieldmagic.com photo)

Murray Hatfield and Teresa present evening of magic and comedy streaming live May 29

The Duncan Volunteer Fire Department is inviting you to an evening of magic and comedy

Murray Hatfield and Teresa will be presenting their annual show for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department online this year. (murrayhatfieldmagic.com photo)
Eugene Smith is just one of the artists hosting regular streaming shows from the Duncan Showroom’s YouTube channel. (Citizen file)

Entertainment streaming out of the Duncan Showroom during isolation

We been doing this for five years with 2,000+ archived concerts on YouTube Duncan Showroom channel

Eugene Smith is just one of the artists hosting regular streaming shows from the Duncan Showroom’s YouTube channel. (Citizen file)
Celtic Rhythms dancers (from front to back) Breanne Smith, Morgan Woiden and Austyn Woodward perform outdoors for residents of Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum on April 9. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Celtic Rhythms dancers (from front to back) Breanne Smith, Morgan Woiden and Austyn Woodward perform outdoors for residents of Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum on April 9. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Leslie Sjoberg, left, long-time president of the Cowichan Music Festival, congratulates singer Shaylee Martin on being chosen to attend provincials at last year’s event. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley laments the loss of arts cornerstone Leslie Sjoberg

Long-time president of the Cowichan Music Festival dies on March 25

Leslie Sjoberg, left, long-time president of the Cowichan Music Festival, congratulates singer Shaylee Martin on being chosen to attend provincials at last year’s event. (File photo)
A show by Malakai, an 11-year-old music prodigy from the Cowichan Valley, will be live-streamed from the Duncan Showroom on March 21 at 4 p.m. (File photo)

Duncan Showroom still hosting shows on live-stream video

Owner Longevity John says people can watch from home during COVID-19 crisis

A show by Malakai, an 11-year-old music prodigy from the Cowichan Valley, will be live-streamed from the Duncan Showroom on March 21 at 4 p.m. (File photo)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
From left are Cowichan Camera Club founding member Denny Wagg, Lana Hiscock (current president), and founding member John Sargeant, as they cut the cake to celebrate their 40th anniversary as a club. Absent is founding member Trish Rankin. (Lois DeEll photo)
From left are Cowichan Camera Club founding member Denny Wagg, Lana Hiscock (current president), and founding member John Sargeant, as they cut the cake to celebrate their 40th anniversary as a club. Absent is founding member Trish Rankin. (Lois DeEll photo)
“Colourblind” was a lyrical jazz piece choreographed by Robyn Anderson.

Cowichan Music Festival Highlights Concert No. 2

A big crowd turned out at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

“Colourblind” was a lyrical jazz piece choreographed by Robyn Anderson.
West My Friend are headed the Chapel at Providence Farm this weekend. (submitted)

Arts and entertainment column: Lots to see in music and film in Cowichan

The Cowichan Folk Guild is urging everyone to go West My Friend this weekend.

West My Friend are headed the Chapel at Providence Farm this weekend. (submitted)
Looking heavenward in gratitude, Tonye presents a gritty performance, after admitting, it’s not one of her better days. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Arts and Entertainment column: From opera to jazz to burlesque, it’s all coming up in Cowichan

On the big screen at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, classic Porgy and Bess.

Looking heavenward in gratitude, Tonye presents a gritty performance, after admitting, it’s not one of her better days. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The Lila Music Centre in Duncan is bringing Moira Smiley to Cowichan and Victoria for a series of workshops and concerts. (submitted)

Arts & Entertainment column: Music of all kinds coming to Cowichan

A few of the things coming up in arts and entertainment in Cowichan

The Lila Music Centre in Duncan is bringing Moira Smiley to Cowichan and Victoria for a series of workshops and concerts. (submitted)
Jannie Burdeti performs on piano at the upcoming Chemainus Classical Concert. (submitted)

Arts and Entertainment column: Classical, chuckles, jazz and much more coming in Cowichan

“It’s All About Love” this Valentine’s Day, at the Osborne Bay Pub,…

Jannie Burdeti performs on piano at the upcoming Chemainus Classical Concert. (submitted)
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
The Cowichan Music Festival is always home to some great performances. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)

Cowichan Music Festival begins

Performances run until March 2

The Cowichan Music Festival is always home to some great performances. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)